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CHARLESTON, WV —The West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board said Aug. 22 that it will begin accepting applications starting in January 2014. The deadline to apply is June 1.

Application guidelines are available on the website of the West Virginia Municipal League website at http://www.wvml.org/. Questions can be directed to the West Virginia Municipal League at 800-344-7702.

Municipalities that participate in the program will have more power to identify specific state rules that restrict their ability to carry out their duties efficiently and to propose effective solutions.

Four communities — Bridgeport, Charleston, Huntington and Wheeling — participated in the first phase of the program.